Category Archives: Innsbruck

Quesadilla de Camarones con Aquacate – Shrimp Quesadillas

Mexico Arriba. A-6020 Innsbruck · Innrain 2

For the majority of Americans living in Europe, there are a number of things that we sorely miss from our home country. Whether it’s the large ethnic diversity, the general friendliness of strangers or the abundant number of festivities (many revolving around food!), it becomes easy for Americans to get homesick. But there’s one thing that trumps all others – Mexican cuisine! It seems that this particular fare has failed to catch on with European taste buds. Mexico Arriba in Innsbruck tries to bring a taste of Mexico to Tyrol. Continue reading

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Pizza Sapori – Tomaten, Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Lachs, Krabben, Rucola

Sapori Ristorante Pizzeria. A-6020 Innsbruck · Fallmerayerstraße 12

The beauty of living in Tyrol is its close proximity to Italy. Italian gastronomy extends its grasp into the region, clearly evident through the countless ristorantes and pizzerias all throughout Innsbruck and surrounding towns. With a wide selection of eateries, it is sometimes difficult to locate a truly fine Italian joint. Well look no further! Sapori Ristorante and Pizzeria in Innsbruck is a superb locale offering a good number of pastas, salads, pizzas and desserts. It is one of the toughest reservations in the city, which is obviously a good sign! Continue reading

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Lasagna with Mascarpone and Wild Berry Cream – Lasagna mit Mascarpone und Waldbeer Creme

Sapori Ristorante Pizzeria. A-6020 Innsbruck · Fallmerayerstraße 12

Lasagna is as Italian as it gets – the connection is simply ingrained into people’s minds. It comes as no surprise that this layered pasta dish is included in practically all risorante menus, Sapori included. But lasagna for dessert? Who would have thought! A unique twist on the comforting classic, the lasagna with mascarpone and wild berry cream is an ambitious creation and just one of several desserts featured on the chalkboard at Sapori Ristorante and Pizzeria. Continue reading

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Bergisel Strudel – gefüllt mit Topfen, Nüssen und Heidelbeeren

Restaurant TIROL PANORAMA. A-6020 Innsbruck · Bergisel 1-2

One of Innsbruck’s truly unique attractions is Bergisel, a hill overlooking the city to the south. At 746 meters high, Bergisel provides visitors with a picturesque panoramic view of the Tyrolean capital below. Additionally, there is a fascinating museum that offers insight into the region’s rich past. Bergisel Stadium, with its world famous ski jump, is also located up on Bergisel. Not only does the venue act as a reminder of past Olympic Winter Games and sporting events, the hill itself is also a place steeped in history. With so much to see and do at Bergisel, visitors will surely need a break. Luckily, there are restaurants located at Bergisel Stadium and another connected to the Tirol Panorama Museum. Both locales feature a distinct type of strudel – the aptly named Bergisel strudel. Continue reading

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Braised Lamb Shank in a Thyme Sauce, Served with Root Vegetables and Potatoes – Geschmorte Lammhaxe im Thymiansaftl, dazu Wurzelgemüse und Kartoffelgebäck

Stiftskeller Innsbruck. A-6020 Innsbruck · Stiftgasse 1

Easter Monday – what better way to celebrate the occasion than some traditional lamb! As the special dish of the day, Stiftskeller in Innsbruck serves up a delectable braised lamb shank in a tasty thyme liquid. Continue reading

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Roasted Pork Hock with Sauerkraut and Pretzel Dumpling – Schweinshaxe vom Grill mit Sauerkraut und Brezenknödel

Stiftskeller Innsbruck. A-6020 Innsbruck · Stiftgasse 1

Bavaria and Austria (notably the western part) share many commonalities. In addition to the language and dialect, there are a number of gastronomic similarities – for instance, Knödel dumplings and Spätzle noodles are a traditional component of both Bavarian and Austrian cuisines. Delicacies and desserts like pretzels, Apfelstrudel and Zwetschgenkuchen are other notable examples. In terms of main dishes, Schweinshaxe is quite popular in Bavaria but also in various parts of Austria. Continue reading

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Caramel Waffle with Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce – Karamellwaffel mit einer Kugel Vanilleeis und Schokosauce

Stiftskeller Innsbruck. A-6020 Innsbruck · Stiftgasse 1

Pancakes or waffles? Such an age-old dilemma simply does not exist for the most important meal of the day here in Austria. Firstly, pancakes and waffles are not classically recognized as breakfast items – they are deemed more as a dessert. Secondly, the German word Waffeln can refer to either waffles or wafers but is generally used in reference to the latter. The term is largely associated with Neapolitan wafers (popularized by the famous Viennese Mannerschnitten sandwich biscuits) as opposed to waffles. Lastly, though waffles are popular in Belgium and Nordic countries, Austrian cuisine is big on thin crêpe-like pancakes known as Palatschinken. Simply put, waffles are not so common in Austria. If you had to make the choice, pancakes, albeit in a different form, would almost always win out. Not this week, though, as Stiftskeller in Innsbruck offers this scrumptious treat as part of their weekly special. Continue reading

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Mohr im Hemd mit Schokosauce, Vanilleeis und Schlagsahne

Hotel Café Central. A-6020 Innsbruck · Gilmstraße 5

Mohr im Hemd is an incredibly decadent Austrian chocolate cake pudding. It’s a classical Viennese coffee house treat, which makes sense because its richness clearly matches the opulence, elegance and sophistication found inside such a locale. With its traditional ambiance, what better place to try this dessert than Café Central in Innsbruck! Continue reading

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Pad Thai

NOI – Orginal Thaiküche. A-6020 Innsbruck· Kaiserjägerstrasse 1

Generally, the best barometer of a solid, authentic Thai restaurant is the quality, preparation and completeness of their Pad Thai dish. If good pad Thai comes out of the kitchen, you can expect the other dishes to be excellent. This classic stir-fried rice noodle dish is featured on practically every Thai restaurant menu, but results can vary – the noodles can be mushy, sauce could be lacking or traditional elements could be missing. Continue reading

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Carnival Doughnut – Faschingskrapfen

Hotel Café Central. A-6020 Innsbruck · Gilmstraße 5

Carnival season is upon us! This early year celebration, called Fasching here in German-speaking countries, is marked by large parades, electrifying costume balls and lots of craziness. Of course, with every celebration, there is usually some sort of culinary specialty traditionally hawked and consumed amongst the excitement; carnival is no exception. Faschingskrapfen – donuts filled with apricot jam and dusted with powdered sugar – are a specialty during this time period in February, but also commonly consumed throughout the year. Continue reading

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